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GCSE Combined Science OCR Past Papers

OCR GCSE Combined Science past papers can be accessed via this dedicated page. Using past papers to help you prepare for your exam can be a really effective way to revise. The mark schemes are also a very useful way to find out which areas of the test papers you are finding most difficult.  

Gateway Science Suite - Combined Science A (9-1) - J250

June 2018

June 2018 Biology Paper 1 – Foundation
June 2018 Biology Paper 2 – Foundation
June 2018 Chemistry Paper 3 – Foundation
June 2018 Chemistry Paper 4 – Foundation
June 2018 Physics Paper 5 – Foundation
June 2018 Physics Paper 6 – Foundation
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June 2018 Biology Paper 1 – Higher
June 2018 Biology Paper 2 – Higher
June 2018 Chemistry Paper 3 – Higher
June 2018 Chemistry Paper 4 – Higher
June 2018 Physics Paper 5 – Higher
June 2018 Physics Paper 6 – Higher

Sample Assessment Materials

Higher

Foundation

Other Resources

Twenty First Century Science Suite - Combined Science B (9-1) - J260

June 2018

June 2018 Biology Paper 1 – Foundation
June 2018 Chemistry Paper 2 – Foundation
June 2018 Physics Paper 3 – Foundation
June 2018 Combined Science Paper 4 – Foundation
June 2018 Biology Paper 1 – Higher
June 2018 Chemistry Paper 2 – Higher
June 2018 Physics Paper 3 – Higher
June 2018 Combined Science June 2018 Paper 4 – Higher
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  • All major GCSE maths topics covered
  • Higher and foundation
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Sample Assessment Materials

- Higher

Foundation

Other Resources

OCR GCSE Science Past Papers – GCSE Combined Science A grade boundaries (Gateway)

OCR GCSE Science Past Papers – GCSE Combined Science B grade boundaries (Twenty First Century)

OCR GCSE Science Spec at a Glance

OCR Gateway Science Suite – Combined Science A (9-1) – J250 (from 2016) Assessment summary:

There are six teaching topics for each of the sciences and a practical skills topic:

Biology

·B1: Cell level systems

·B2: Scaling up

·B3: Organism level systems

·B4: Community level systems

·B5: Genes, inheritance and selection

·B6: Global challenges

Chemistry

·C1: Particles

·C2: Elements, compounds and mixtures

·C3: Chemical reactions

·C4: Predicting and identifying reactions and products

·C5: Monitoring and controlling chemical reactions

·C6 Global challenges

Physics

·P1: Matter

·P2: Forces

·P3: Electricity and magnetism

·P4: Waves and radioactivity

·P5: Energy

·P6: Global challenges

CS7 – Practical Skills

Biology, Chemistry and Physics all have required practicals that are covered in class. These practicals are not assessed in lessons but you will have exam questions based on these practicals in multiple papers.

The OCR GCSE combined Science exam structure

Foundation tier (grades 5-1) and higher tier (grades 9-5) both have the same exam structure.

Paper 1 (Biology)

·60 marks

·1 hour 10 mins

·16.7% of the Science GCSE

·Assesses content from topics B1-B3 and CS7

Paper 2 (Biology)

·60 marks

·1 hour 10 mins

·16.7% of the GCSE Science exam.

·Assesses content from topics B4–B6 and CS

·With assumed knowledge of B1–B3. This is a synoptic exam, so other areas of the GCSE Biology course can be assessed.

Paper 3 (Chemistry)

·60 marks

·1 hour 10 mins

·16.7% of the GCSE Science qualification.

·Assesses content from topics C1-C3 and CS7

Paper 4 (Chemistry)

·60 marks

·1 hour 10 mins

·16.7% of the GCSE mark.

·Assesses content from topics C4–C6 and CS7, with assumed knowledge of C1–C3. This is a synoptic exam, so other areas of the GCSE Chemistry course can be assessed.

Paper 5 (Physics)

·60 marks

·1 hour 10 mins

·16.7% of the GCSE Combined Science exam.

·Assesses content from topics P1-P3 and CS7

Paper 6 (Physics)

·60 marks

·1 hour 10 mins

·16.7% of the qualification.

· Assesses content from topics P4–P6 and CS7, with assumed knowledge of P1–P3. This is a synoptic exam, so other areas of the course can be assessed.

Twenty First Century Science Suite – GCSE Combined Science B (9-1) – J260 (from 2016) Assessment summary:

There are six teaching topics for each of the sciences and a practical skills topic:

Biology

·B1: You and your genes

·B2: Keeping healthy

·B3: Living together – food and ecosystems

·B4: Using food and controlling growth

·B5: The human body – staying alive

·B6: Life on Earth – past, present, and future

Chemistry

·C1: Air and water

·C2: Chemical patterns

·C3: Chemicals of the natural environment

·C4: Material choices

·C5: Chemical analysis

·C6: Making useful chemicals

Physics

·P1: Radiation and waves

·P2: Sustainable energy

·P3: Electric circuits

·P4: Explaining motion

·P5: Radioactive materials

·P6: Matter – models and explanations

Practical Skills

Biology, Chemistry and Physics all have required practicals that are covered in class. These practicals are not assessed in lessons but you will have exam questions based on these practicals in multiple papers.

The OCR 21st Century GCSE combined Science exam structure

Foundation tier (grades 5-1) and higher tier (grades 9-5) both have the same exam structure.

Paper 1 (Biology)

·95 marks

·1 hour 45 mins

·26.4% of the Science GCSE exam.

·Assesses content from topics B1-B6 and Practical Skills

Paper 2 (Chemistry)

·95 marks

·1 hour 45 mins

·26.4% of the Science GCSE exam.

·Assesses content from topics C1- C6 and practical skills.

Paper 3 (Physics)

·95 marks

·1 hour 45 mins

·26.4% of the Science GCSE exam.

·Assesses content from topics P1-P6 and required practical skills.

Paper 4 (Combined Science)

·75 marks

·1 hour 45 mins

·20.08% of the GCSE mark.

·Assesses content from all topics within the Biology, Chemistry and Physics course.

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  • Higher and foundation
  • All exam boards - AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC.
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